Spring Training Game 29: Mets Back at .500

With today's win over the Marlins, the Mets move back to .500 for the Spring, which is great to be because you don't have to win, but you still want to win enough to remember how to win when the season starts. Anyway, the first story line of today's game was Dillon Gee who was moved to pitch from the minor league to the big league game because Manuel wanted to see him again. He didn't have a good day but he didn't have a bad day he was doing fine until he ran out of gas. His weakness today was mainly two solo shots, and it was his longest outing of Spring going up to 3.1 innings where he walked two and then struck out 4. Both walks came in the forth inning after allowing a solo homer and getting out, so his really just ran out of stuff. When he was on though for the first three innings, he allowed only one run and he was really getting those strikes. I am still excited to see how he does this season in the minors. Anyway, here are some box highlights from today's 5-4 win:
The Good:
    Reyes 1-4, R, 2 RBI
    Murphy 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SB
    Delgado 2-4, RBI
    Malo 2-4, R
    Green .2 IP, Hold
    Feliciano 1.0 IP, BB, K, Hold
    Krod 1.0 IP, H, K, Hold
The Bad:
    O'day: 1.0 IP, 2H, ER, Save
    Wright 0-4
     Beltran 0-2
Murphy can really do everything. He got a hit, which was an extra base hit, he then on the throw went to third, he scored a run, he drew a walk, he then stole a base. I am really excited to see what he can do for the club during the season, and hopefully he can be our X factor this season. Malo has been getting a lot of playing time recently and you have to wonder if Manuel is thinking about for down the road late in the season (think Ramon Martinez last season). Finally, the bullpen of Green, Feliciano and Krod were spot on today and they all kept their holds. Feliciano got to use his new pitch, the cutter, on right handed bats. I like to see him as a specialist but if he is going to be the only leftie in the pen, then he has to get that cutter down, and he seems to be doing a good job at it. The clock for Spring Training is winding down and so is the month of March.

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